Alina Aug Day 2

The Perseid Meteor Shower

garfunkelgloria@gmail.com 909 words (I joined this group a day late so haven’t caught up to readings and had time for only one story with the word count of two. I really needed some inspiration to write about my grief for another course. So sorry for the length, but...

Safecracker Solstice

I didn't ask if the method was from Iceland, or Oslo, or Helsinki. She was reliable, always had been since the Marrakesh job. "Hang a rose over a table if you want to ensure secrecy," she said. Nothing coy, nothing glamorous. It might run back to the era of Beowulf,...

10 Things You Might Want to Forget About Me

10 Things You May Want To Forget About Me 1. How quickly I forgave you. 2. Proving your accusation wrong- I didn’t cheat on my Biology exam. I just forgot to turn my worksheets in. 3. Was Quick Draw McGraw at meeting new friends. 4. How I adore travel, love being in a...

Your husband walks out.

“We are always trying to have the last word over what will finally have the last word over us.” – Luisa Valenzuela When you think you can control life, life will bitch-slap you to the ground. - Jan Elman Stout Your husband walks out and you think it’s the worst thing...

A Better Frame for the Night Stars

We are always trying to have the last word over what will finally have the last word over us. The ash in the backyard is dying. My wife and I see it from our second floor window, hear the groan of its hollow limbs, widow makers one and all. Its branches once held...

Stoop to Figure

We are always trying to have the last word over what will finally have the last word over us. Luisa Valenzuela When the Sunday noon Cathedral bells high water for hell, imagine the bats upsidedown stone clinging, land of nodding, trying to catch a nip after night...

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle If you are lucky you will draw this card only once in your life. You are walking around the slushy lake on a February day—a day with some thaw, a day where spring is still hidden but there is a flirtation, a softness. A beauty in the color palette of...

I Too Have Hair Under the Table

Aline, I couldn't refrain from writing about hair. I hope you don't mind. You are immortalized here . . . Her medical career destroyed, she decided to be a barber, but the fancy Italian shop wouldn’t have it. Her barber kit sat on the shelf near the door. Crushed, she...

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